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May 28th, 2018
‘Expats will probably have to go back home’ – Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) fight against the establishment of the public registers of beneficial ownership, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, strongly expressed that if this Bill stands, many expatriates will have to leave the VI because the government will not be able to pay them.

May 26th, 2018
Economies ‘built on sand’- Part A

Dickson Igwe

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit “all hell breaks loose.”

May 25th, 2018
Close to 5000 take to streets in Decision March 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a time to put political party and other issues aside and unite on a common front for the economic future of the Virgin Islands yesterday, May 24, 2018 when close to 5 thousand persons turned up for Decision March 2018.

May 24th, 2018
Take it back! ‘We will not accept that rule’ - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the territory prepares for the most significant march in years, today May 24, 2018, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister for Communications and Works, along with Honourable Delores Christopher, Deputy Speaker and Fifth District Representative and Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6), came together for one last rally to convince the people in their district why they should take part in the march.

May 16th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Hons D. Orlando Smith & Andrew A. Fahie hard @ work

LONDON, England, UK- They left the Virgin Islands on Monday May 14, 2018 to fight the ‘mother country’, the United Kingdom, over its House of Commons Bill passed on May 1, 2018 to make public beneficial ownership of offshore accounts.

May 14th, 2018
Appleby drops Paradise Papers lawsuit against BBC & Guardian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial ‘Paradise Papers’, which came to light in November 2017, little more than a year after the 'Panama Papers' leak, had seen Appleby file a lawsuit against United Kingdom media outlets the BBC and the Guardian.

May 11th, 2018
‘UK vote on public registry was unjustified & discriminatory’- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He was late in coming out, when compared to the other British Overseas Territories; however, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) came out swinging against the United Kingdom (UK) vote on making information on who owns offshore accounts public.

May 10th, 2018
'We must not panic'- Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ahead of a march planned for May 24, 2018 to demonstrate the Territory’s displeasure with attempts by the United Kingdom to derail the Virgin Islands’ legitimate financial services sector, a number of persons from the sector as well as business persons will be engaged in a public discussion at The Moorings Conference Room, Wickham’s Cay II, today, May 10, 2018 to brainstorm the way forward for the industry.

May 9th, 2018
'We are not panicking in the industry'– Ayana S. Hull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In response to the recent decision in The United Kingdom’s (UK) House of Commons to make public the register of Beneficial Owners for companies in their Overseas Territories (OTs), a group of residents has formed a committee and, with government’s and other stakeholders' participation, are planning a public demonstration in the form of a march.

May 8th, 2018
They who do no evil should fear no evil – If only this was true

Alred C. Frett

The Wicked flee when no one pursues:

My last Article was a teachable moment for Ms Jane and Mr What – This Article returns to our Bi-monthly Schedule at a time when the prospect of natural and man-made disasters rest heavy on our minds… The Hurricane Season is barely a month away, Government has not started their own recovery and the state of our Economy appears to be under direct threat from inside and outside.





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